can I heal from obesity without doctors?

@opinione (749)
Italy
April 19, 2007 4:33pm CST
Do you think that it is possible for me to win obesity just taking care of my diet and life-style?
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7 responses
• Malaysia
20 Apr 07
I think it is possible as long you're consistent in your diet. You can try also a tea. This will helps you to your diet. Don't eat chocolates and rice as much as possible. Anyway, goodluck and welcome to mylot friend :)
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@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
23 Apr 07
Absolutely! I lost over 100 lbs two years ago by diet and exercise. It's pretty simple. First, decide how many calories your body needs. There are a lot of calculators you can find online that will tell you how many calories you can eat. Most women find that they lose well around 1200 calories per day. DO NOT, under any circumstances, go under 1000 calories per day. This will put your body into starvation mode and is unsustainable. You might lose some weight, but it will be mostly water and precious lean muscle tissue. That lean muscle tissue is hard to get back once it's gone. You will not be burning fat, and that is the issue here. It's easier for your body to cannibalize muscle before eating the fat stores, so if it doesn't have an option, it will choose muscle. If your body has adequate nutrition, then your body won't feel the need to hang on to the fat. Starvation is stupid and pointless. You might feel stoic and temporarily feel good thinking that by depriving your body, you're doing the right thing. But that's crap. If anything, you need to eat MORE. That's right. You heard me. You actually need to be eating every 3-4 hours to keep your metabolism up. Starvation slows your metabolism down and forces your body to hang on to everything that you DO eat because it doesn't know where your next meal is coming from. That's nature. So eat more, just make sure what you're eating is high quality low-calorie nutrition. Don't skip meals. Especially not breakfast. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. You've been fasting for nearly 8 hours while you're sleeping, and your body needs something to work with when you wake up and start moving around. So give your body something with protein first thing in the morning. Second, choose a diet that you can do for the rest of your life. Avoid fad diets, or diets that are too restrictive, because the word "diet" is pretty much a myth. A diet is something you do for a while and then resume eating the way you did before. If you diet, lose weight, and then go back to the way you were eating, you'll just gain the weight back again, and probably bring a few friends along with it. So find something you can stick with and make it a lifestyle. Eat a variety of vegetables with emphasis on the green ones. Green beans were my best friend when I was dieting. I like them really well, and when I'd be wanting a snack, it was easy to pop open a can, sprinkle some seasoning on it and a little pat of transfat free margarine, and microwave it. I know, I know, people hate vegetables. But I think lack of nutrition is what's causing our nation to get fatter, and this is the way to fix it. POTATOES AND CORN ARE STARCHY VEGGIES, AND DO NOT COUNT. Starchy foods elevate your blood sugar, which causes cravings. Eat these in moderation. Eat lean meats like chicken, eggs (yes, you can have the yolks! That's where the nutrition is) turkey and fish. Tuna is good, but limit it to one can per week in case of mercury poisoning. Stay away from transfats and instead eat healthy fats like olive oil and some animal meats (I always ate the skin on my chicken, but limited red meat). Try to limit bread products to one slice per day, but if you do eat them, eat whole grains. Stay away from white, processed foods like white bread, pasta and white rice. Avoid foods with a lot of sugar. Try to eat as close to nature as possible. If it comes in a box or a package, chances are it's not all that good for you. Shop the outside of the grocery store where the refridgerated foods are kept. The inner aisles are full of boxed, processed garbage with little nutrition. And make sure you walk AT LEAST 3-5 times per week at a reasonably fast pace to get your heart up. You don't need to join a gym or run or anything. I walked about 2-3 miles per day. At first I hated it, but after a while it became my "me" time, and with my headphones on, I could walk and bop around and I had a good time. After losing about 75 lbs I did join a gym, but it's not necessary. The thing is, you really have to want this. You can't do this halfassed or decide that you're going to be bad one day and make up for it by starving yourself the next. Save one day per week where you have a treat that you've been wanting so you don't feel deprived, but limit it to that treat and be done with it. You need to want this for you, not for anyone else, because if you're not ready to do it, you'll fight it. I've seen it. I've done it. It took me 25 years of being fat and criticized to finally reach that point where I was ready. No amount of teasing made me say "I'm going to lose the weight." No amount of ridicule or staring or rude comments got me to that point. I had to finally wake up one day and say "I'm going to do this." And once I started, nothing could stop me. And I lost 2-3 pounds per week. Some weeks I lost 4. Some weeks I lost nothing. But it steadily went down. Are you finally ready to lose the weight? Are you dedicated to making it happen? If so, I wish you the very best. You'll get there. You'll notice that people are looking at you differently. You'll start walking with your head high instead of slouching and feeling depressed. You'll laugh more, smile more, feel good. It'll happen. You just have to go after it.
@opinione (749)
• Italy
23 Apr 07
thank you for sharing your experience with me and for all those advices!
@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
23 Apr 07
You're quite welcome. If I can do this, anybody can. Once you've got a plan, follow it, and it's really not that hard.
@r3v3ng3 (484)
• Romania
23 Apr 07
Yes I think you could , just search for a treatment with natural plants and tea you will also need to keep a diet . Remember to have patience and while time passes by you'll see the results. I have an cousin that after doing this lost some weight.
• China
20 Apr 07
no,I don't think so,I think you hear from the doctors,
• Canada
20 Apr 07
Of course, If you take care of your diet and daily food style, you're gonna win obesity, with a lot of courage, of confidence, and you'll be an other person concerning my point of vue, I love women with some lbs, more than that slim crews lol take care of yourself, and if you feel good in your body, obesity is only a word of 7 letters, that's all !!
• India
20 Apr 07
If ur BMI crosses a little from normal then u can get it over by diet and exercise but if crosses more then u have to consult a doctor for a regular diet and join a gym to do fitting exercise
@scapula (760)
• Jordan
19 Apr 07
I think you have to manage your daily diet, try to make 3-4 time eating time and each time eat small amount of food, so you don't feel hungry and in the same time you've eaten little. Of course you should watch the calories you eat each time. I don’t know numbers but I know there is a good references on the internet you can go through and select your diet exactly as the doctor would say. Try encyclopedia Wikipedia.